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by Rich K0rz€nk0
July 6th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 784
Views: 41494

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I'm losing this battle
by Rich K0rz€nk0
July 3rd, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...

It looks fantastic except for those two tasting cubicles in front. I appreciate the need for social distancing, but they seem a little small. Yeah, it would be quite awkward with my part of of 4 in there. Those cubicles are reserved for a$$holes only. I have my moments where I'd think I'd jump to t...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
July 2nd, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...

T Welch wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 6:28 pm
It looks fantastic except for those two tasting cubicles in front. I appreciate the need for social distancing, but they seem a little small.
Yeah, it would be quite awkward with my part of of 4 in there.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
July 2nd, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7391

Re: Gary V. Again.

Constellation paid some $$$ for the current online DTC sales model Gary V created with that brand. As hinted before, Gary V probably put a lot of sweet equity into the project and gladly took some Millions of $ shortly after to let someone buy out the project. On to the next venture for Gary V. Sni...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
July 2nd, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11029

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

J. Cohen wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 12:53 pm
bryan c wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 4:48 pm
FYI, more logged here: https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3247260
Good find. It's an ultra rare bottle that's for sure!
If that valuation is grounded, 8 Gs a bottle rare
by Rich K0rz€nk0
July 2nd, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7391

Re: Gary V. Again.

My only question is why an early exit. Pressured by investors, promised a juicy earn-out or... just didn't want to deal with the actual headache of running a larger business? my guess is exactly that. Constellation comes in with a bag of money and he's able to bring in a nice windfall for him and h...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
July 2nd, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?
Replies: 36
Views: 3468

Re: Has Kosta Browne lost their mind?

Similar experience. I was on wayyy back in like 04/05-ish. Prices of wine kept escalating, shipping was getting ridiculous compared with others in CA, my tastes for that style shifted, dropped and never looked back. I think I might have one 07 left laying around.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
July 2nd, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7391

Re: Gary V. Again.

Rich Salsano wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 4:45 am
Michael Martin wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 4:28 am
He was just on CNBC.
I saw that piece. Mostly the Constellation CEO did the talking but it was good to see GV and happy for all of them.
Yeah, I'm happy for him as well. He's a likable guy, sticky personality; and super generous, especially at the off-lines we used to attend.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 28th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?
Replies: 51
Views: 1776

Re: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?

Cris Whetstone wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 7:48 am
Every bottle is an experience.
Succinct and simple, well put. I enjoy experiences exploring my own tastes and perceptions as well as social interactions with others.

Every bottle offers a new and unique experience in that regard.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 28th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1907

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Great question, and its Loring and Kutch by a fair margin
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 27th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone have a rec for a digital cellar thermometer/hygrometer
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Does anyone have a rec for a digital cellar thermometer/hygrometer

I use wireless tags. Super easy, mobile app to monitor with alarms. http://wirelesstag.net/ There are also a few threads on this if you do a search. Thanks, I just took another look at the search results. I overlooked the recent Wine Bottle Thermometer thread as I was just thinking room temp. Surpr...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 27th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone have a rec for a digital cellar thermometer/hygrometer
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Does anyone have a rec for a digital cellar thermometer/hygrometer

Hi Folks, I've had my cellar for quite a bit and rarely run in to issues. Recently though, the GFI that my condenser plugs in to outside my house popped causing the air exchanger to just blow room temp air in to the cellar. I caught it before things got above 62 however I could have easily been away...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 26th, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How was 62 for DRC?
Replies: 22
Views: 939

Re: How was 62 for DRC?

Rudy Specials? Only folks willing to take 'em? Part facetious, part "wow" no one tried to take those to auction. Weirdly, having just gone back to do a brief check of all the things Don found wrong with the fake 62 La Tâche sold by Rudy, that one looks legit. Perhaps, I'm not an expert like the Don...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 26th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Wine Talk Hall of Fame Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 40020

Re: Wine Berserkers Wine Talk Hall of Fame Thread

Jefery Levy's attempt to bludgeon Hart Davis with bad publicity, must certainly qualify as the most inauspicious debut post ever. Don Cornwell's multi-post take-down of Levy is epic. Victor Hong summed it up perfectly: That grouse decided to taunt a hunter, not realizing from upstream posts that he...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 26th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?
Replies: 32
Views: 1724

Re: Importer of Joh Jos Prum. How to buy on release?

Gavin, it shouldn't be too hard to find JJ Prum from retailers in the U.S. and as others have said, it's too much of a hassle to try to get around the three-tier system to get their wines. I know you're new in your wine journey, particularly with riesling, but don't forget there are other producers...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 26th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy bitten
Replies: 29
Views: 1855

Re: Burgundy bitten

Yeah, Burgundy is witch craft, voodoo, hoodoo, blood sugar sex magiks

I blame one Ian Dorin for a date night with Dujac at a long since gone restaurant. Its all his fault, at least that's what I tell my wife when the credit card bills come in.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 26th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How was 62 for DRC?
Replies: 22
Views: 939

Re: How was 62 for DRC?

Rudy Specials?

Only folks willing to take 'em?

Part facetious, part "wow" no one tried to take those to auction.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 26th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 457
Views: 28564

Re: de Negoce offer

The offers keep coming, and I knew I eventually had to tie a tourniquet. Out of amusement, I just looked at my account. I forgot how many of these things I bought. No regrets, leading indicators point to good QPR. However I have to start making room. My latest oh shit moment.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 21st, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wood Wine Racks
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Wood Wine Racks

I use wine cellar innovations. I have been slowly buying out my cellar worth of their Vinter series. I have nothing but good things to say. Just be aware, lead times are a little longer than normal due to COVID. Same, quite some time back however still seem fair. Needed a few things to expand here ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 21st, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father’s Day Wine Selections
Replies: 75
Views: 2103

Re: Father’s Day Wine Selections

Making assorted styles of sliders tonight.

Going Magnum of 2004 Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon.

Larger format to be explored over a few days.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 21st, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Ducru-Beaucaillou⁣
Replies: 22
Views: 803

Re: 1975 Ducru-Beaucaillou⁣

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 12:45 pm
Lovely scene, lovely wine, lovely note. Well done.
Yeah, gotta echo this, nice trifecta, can't put it better.

That would be a birth year wine for me. Maybe I get fortunate and find one well kept.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 21st, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine
Replies: 35
Views: 1486

Re: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine

Kysela imports a fun one. Picpoul de Pinet from Hughues de Beaulieu (spelling?). Yes, a 'house wine' of their own creation. Theirs is slightly more fruity than most but extremely consistent. Others are more like a Muscadet with lower acidity. Its a consistent, inexpensive, summer porch sipper. Can'...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 19th, 2020, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: de Négoce Deuce - Cab Franc
Replies: 3
Views: 415

TN: de Négoce Deuce - Cab Franc

This arrived yesterday, it sat for a day in a cellar and I could not help myself. I'm popping....saw someone say "pobega" a bottle on offer 1, sounds like infanticide, guilty here, someone will have to fill that reference in one day for me. Cab Franc, shiat, not something I buy outright usually. Can...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 19th, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8019

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

JDavisRoby wrote:
June 4th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Does all those cases of de Négoce folks are buying count?
I think this might be more true now, and definitely as a producer.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 17th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: De Negoce #1
Replies: 31
Views: 2941

Re: TN: De Negoce #1

Since I was too late to buy the summer hold option, I decided to pobega this wine to make sure that nothing’s wrong with the bottle. Bottles was received at 74 degree in So Cal. Dark purple, almost black in color. Plum, chocolate, nice grippy tannin but not over powering. Long finish and smooth on ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 9th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Stores in Asheville
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Wine Stores in Asheville

Appalachian Vintner is pretty solid
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 6th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2697
Views: 178291

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Leon Katraix wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Albert R wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 6:34 pm
15 Old Vines-excellent. This has really improved in the last year. The tannins continue to ease. Black/dark red fruited with a hint of spice.
Totally agree. The 2015 is in a really great place right now
Day 2 and its drinking like a champ
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 4th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8019

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

...all because of special deal circumstances - I find those 'special circumstances' to be getting rarer and rarer. Besides a good wine at a good price, don't see the reason to stock up on 1 particular wine since there are always new vintages coming out and, if you really enjoy following a winery, t...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 3rd, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $25 Zinfandel
Replies: 40
Views: 1638

Re: Sub $25 Zinfandel

Every now and then I find Turley at around 25 on sale.

Edit, upper limit for your thread, however within reason
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 31st, 2020, 10:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date
Replies: 26
Views: 1737

Re: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date

Oh, I' sure its off by a large margin, plus I moved Australia, Austria and Germany to the other side of the room.

I have a 4 to 5 hour true up (reckoning) coming.

Over wine of course.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 31st, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 784
Views: 41494

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I hit the pause button for a bit and inventory did drop. Then I am not exactly sure what happened, FedEx and UPS became frequent visitors again, and now its back up near the miid-900s with 42 pending.

Time to get to work... er, consuming.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 27th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 633
Views: 66999

Re: Official WTSO thread

Yeah, I had to pull the trigger there too, thx for the heads up
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 27th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 457
Views: 28564

Re: de Negoce offer

Offer 6, 2017 Cab Sauv, "composed primarily of Oakville and Rutherford benchland fruit with a bit of Howell Mountain and Calistoga" 14.6 Alc

Went for a case
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 27th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4879

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Hard to compete with these classics as well...

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by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 27th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Adhesive Technology...
Replies: 13
Views: 762

Re: New Adhesive Technology...

I tried to be good about this when I started with wine and as John alluded to it becomes a chore. I'd guess wrong on approaching the bottle; become more like a roulette of oven or soaking. My wife got me a label remover kit that seemed more like a Brazilian wax for a bottle. That didn't work consist...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 26th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com
Replies: 81
Views: 7981

Re: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com

Thanks for the PSA. Friends of mine have at times accused me of being tough on wine shops that are not prompt and on point with their service and communications. This thread is exactly why I am tough on that.

Be the fist of an angry God, I'm rooting for you.

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by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 26th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4879

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Also had a batch of 30s and 40s Rieslings, there were a few standouts, this one I still have a pic of.
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by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 26th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4879

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Kinda cheating with this answer, Mouton is literally art.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 24th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1129
Views: 52541

Re: It's critic bingo! (those talkative Barolos!)

I think George Carlin would have enjoyed this thread.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 24th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4102

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

I think its a good point raised on tastes changing. Mine have. I've moved away for overly sweet things, especially desserts. I gravitate more towards tart and acidic. Love me some Sorbet. And there's always room for cheese. I think I started out buying them on some naive and OCD concept of a balance...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 24th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4102

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

Lol, I was just pondering a similar thought a few months ago. After that epiphany, I did start opening some. Half bottles. I think that is the trick with dessert wines unless I am hosting and its a crowd that appreciates them. Otherwise, yup, they sit, and sit, and sit, and.... I'm trying to be more...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 20th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Books - Must Haves
Replies: 46
Views: 6382

Re: Wine Books - Must Haves

Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure it is not in the same genre as the other informational ones mentioned but it is a great and easy read about WW2 through the lens of the wine families who experienced it. If you do read, I hope you enjoy. This book ca...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 16th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First drink after recovering from COVID-19
Replies: 37
Views: 1508

Re: First drink after recovering from COVID-19

Glad to hear your health has returned. That looks like a lovely bottle.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 16th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 457
Views: 28564

Re: de Negoce offer

Latest offer specifically... the thoughts that ran though my head... -ABV high, risk , yet not a glaring red flag, more yellow. -Cab Franc, I likee. -Hughes, good name in my book. -Price. not too shabby. -Stagecoach, good pedigree I've done worst with change in my car. I am in for a case ......I me...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 16th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Definition of Everyday Wines - "Daily Drinkers"
Replies: 93
Views: 3346

Re: Definition of Everyday Wines - "Daily Drinkers"

Everyday wine=wine. Between the pandemic and a cancer scare I want to enjoy whatever whenever. Grand Cru Burgundy on a Tuesday with leftovers? Yes! Glad it was only a scare. My mom had a rough go with the big C, survived; that took down quite a few bottles and aged me quite a bit. It helped mature ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 16th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Definition of Everyday Wines - "Daily Drinkers"
Replies: 93
Views: 3346

Re: Definition of Everyday Wines - "Daily Drinkers"

The concept of drinking every day doesn't entice me, yet the concept of an every day drinker is a thing. They are bottles that keep me out of my cellar making rash decisions and/or for times I just want a brief splash of something purple or straw. While I do have enough where I can weather such thin...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 16th, 2020, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 457
Views: 28564

Re: de Negoce offer

Latest offer specifically... the thoughts that ran though my head...

-ABV high, risk , yet not a glaring red flag, more yellow.

-Cab Franc, I likee.

-Hughes, good name in my book.

-Price. not too shabby.

-Stagecoach, good pedigree

I've done worst with change in my car.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 14th, 2020, 11:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 106
Views: 10133

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

This is tough, and I'll be polite and just stick to who I enjoy

Kutch
Loring
Stag's Leap

There's more, waning, and moving to less worth it.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 14th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 633
Views: 66999

Re: Official WTSO thread

mike pobega wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 12:17 pm
I find that if I don't like an Italian wine I can just keep repeating to myself least six times really fast: 'You just don't understand Italian wine' .. and I feel better.

:)
I love it, and its much faster than reading Matt Kramer's "Making Sense of Italian Wine" again.

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